Colette Rossiter

Colette Rossiter

Colette Rossiter, serves as assistant director for Spencer Hospital Community Health Services and Clay County Public Health. Colette has enjoyed the variety of responsibilities her nursing career has provided, yet has a passion for public health and safety. 

Blog/Article posts by this Author:

  • Cancer Prevention – Give it a Shot!

    You've likely heard of the HPV vaccine. It is one of three adolescent vaccinations recommended between the ages of 11 and 12 (Tdap and Meningococcal are the others). But do you really understand what HPV is and why the vaccine is so strongly recommended for cancer prevention?

  • Vaccinations: The Ultimate Child Protection Plan

    As parents, we are constantly concerned about keeping our kids safe and healthy. Car seats, cabinet locks, safety gates, and smoke alarms are all part of our gig as the parents of little ones. What's missing from that list? Vaccinations!

  • Colon Cancer Screening is Easy

    According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Iowa. But it doesn't have to be. It is one of the most preventable types of cancer. If you are 50 or older, a screening test could save your life!

  • Fact or Fiction? Flu Shot Myth Busters

    Flu (influenza) season is right around the corner. As healthcare professionals, we field a lot of questions about flu vaccine. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding this particular vaccine. And these myths tend to resurface each fall. So here are my TOP 5 FLU SHOT MYTH BUSTERS:

  • Summer Stomachs: Don't Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your Fun

    Who doesn't love summer? The warm weather is inviting for family gatherings, weddings, class reunions, picnics, and barbeques….and also foodborne illnesses (i.e. food poisoning)! According to the CDC, about 1 in 6 (or 48 million) people gets sick each year from contaminated food. And summertime is prime time for a foodborne illness to rear its ugly head.

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